Raised in the desert, they were taught to eat sparsely. Water would come when it did. The sand has a way of making flesh tough. Strict adherence to strict laws forms a mind of steel. They were ready.
They watch their parents die. They knew they were the ones. An entire race of strong men were headed toward the test. All but one.
The Miscretin traitor. A hold over from that gaggle of greedy dead men. Because of him about 36 strong godly men lay dead in the promised land. Good godly hopes of 36 families crushed by the greed of one man.
How did thousands “get it” yet this one didn’t? He kept is father’s faithless, stone cold, lying heart. He should have left it in the carcass, as it lay in the desert to rot.
40 years he took them by the hand. 40 years he fed them. 40 years not a stitch of clothing wore out. 40 years he gave them shelter. He performed marvelous deeds to keep them safe. They lacked nothing but the heart he offered.
And what was it Joshua said? . . . . . Oh yeah.
“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
Whose heart do you have?
By His Grace